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. the best example of that is the world famous twitter photograph that went around the world when president obama was electedded with a picture of him embracing michelle obama. that was a photograph that was taken sometime in the past. because they have their official photographer on handica hand cag the private moments behind the scenes. that is the way to do it. not to do the set up photo shoots. if you capture lots and lots of things that are genuine you will find better images in there than if you a a a tempt t attempt te something. what is your message to the president if he is listening. >> i think the biggest danger is you a then tis tea. authenticity. one of the problems is we don't know if he is doing it. we presume he is doing it. if you trust gl what the world leaders are doing. perhaps if trea it's up front be communication team and they will do a genuine rea reaction themselves. president obama's twitter account is rarely him. him. >> when you were in teheran and talking pr there is a paradox there isn't there? here we have a hugely conservative country sitting alongside somet
it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not just partisanship driving. but there was a partisanship story there. host: what do we gather from all of that the echo -- from all of it? though americans have seen that the u.s. has lost power in the world, that does not mean we cannot do more. one of the focuses is on problems at home. be ok with letting other countries help solve world problems and to not have it all be on the shoulders of the united states. she is a senior researcher at the pew research center, joining us live on the sunday morning. the poll is available online at pew thank you very much for being with us. are you more positive or more skeptical about our role in the world? is it in fact declining? do you agree or disagree with the findings? give us a phone call. we welcome our viewers and listeners outside the united states. a quick look at some other
. it was just before midnight that south african president, jacob zuma announced to the nation and to the world, that nelson mandela had died. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. >> reporter: tributes quickly poured in from around the world, including from president barack obama. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: this photo shows his flag-draped coffin being taken from the home, in preparation for a state funeral. this morning, large crowds gathered outside mandela's house and around the country. singing and dancing, joyfully celebrating the life of a man who gave so much hope and freedom. >> he allowed us to come together as a nation. >> reporter: south africa's first black president was surrounded by much of his family when he passed away. his grandson, today, said, i am strengthened by the knowledge that he is now finally resting. and this morning, we're getting new details about the funeral arrangements. there will first be a big
of a truly united south africa. a peaceful and prosperous africa. and a better world. we will always love madiba. may his soul rest in peace. god bless africa. >> that was south africa'spresi. this evening at the white house, president obama expressed his condolences to nelson mandela's family and praised the transformative leader. >> at his trial in 1964, nelsonm the dock saying, i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if need's be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. to achieve more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending welfare sacrif
settlement. even as world powers prepare to sit down with iran the obama administration is opening the door to sell weapon defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. despite the deal with iran the country opposes threats addressed by the nuclear agreement. our emphasis to diplomatic tools should not be determined. we know we cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on american's military power and assurance to our allies and partners in the middle east that we will use it. hagel made the comment while addressing leaders in bahrain. >>> six suspect are in police custody accused of stealing radioactive material from a truck on monday. they are being interrogated to see if they played a role in the theft of cobalt 60. they located the truck on wednesday and recovered most of the material. the suspects were treated and releaseandrelease after all butd negative for radioactive poisoning. ♪ >>> an intense winter storm is moving through the mid section of the mit -- mid west. it's coming to an end. it sphreches o -- stretches from texas to the ohio valley texas has been
. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence in the world. >> how much focus for president obama in terms of international? it isn't just iran? >> it is looking so difficult. as you look towards next year disengaging from afghanistan becomes the story. iran becomes the big test. no one knows whether iran will do what president obama wants it to do which is basically dismantle any pretense. >> nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit laterer. a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on saturday after the north koreans deported him. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> a spokane medical examiner is s
in the world. bo and sunny honoring. >> reporter: there's one more christmas tree left to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive national christmas tree on friday. john and diana? >> mary, thank you. it's the kind of scene, it was going to happen, it was the perfect thing to happen. she didn't cry. the first lady was there. >> that would have been some photo op if the kid was shell-shocked and scared. >> but she wasn't. everybody handled it well. including sunny. sunny is a portuguese water dog. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> new overnight, crews are cleaning up after a dramatic wreck. take a look at these images. bell have the latest. one of the coldest systems in record is sweeping the country this morning. we will tell you everything you need to know as it heads in our direction. >> i know,. good morning, washington, i'm jummy olabanji. >> to better way to put that. good news, it is certainly not here today. 53 degrees. >> san diego. >> feels
jazeera, kabul, afghanistan. >> the world's biggest technology companies are demanding to u.s. surveillance laws. they have written an open letter to president obama and they say the government needs to preserve people's trust in the internet. what are they demanding and are they proposing reforms. >> reporter: that's a good question, but first what they're demanding from the u.s. government is five principles to be respected. the core principles is the end to the mass data collecting. we've learned from edward snowdon is the collecting and storing. they say that has to end. there has to be more of a legal framework and more accountability and transparency about these operations. they're very worried. these internet companies say they're worried as a result customers around the world simply aren't going to use their services if there is going to be a direct line to the government. as you suggested there are questions that aren't addressed. for stars, why do these companies collect so much information about us in the first place. maybe if they didn't collect so much informat
] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by secretary of state john kerry and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. the event was 40 minutes. [applause] >> hello. [applause] thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody, please, have a seat, well, thank you, grant, for your outstanding leadership of the office of national aids policy and thanks to all of you for being here. this is a pretty distinguished crowd, i have to say. it is wonderful to be here. i should say, actually, welcome back, because many 6 you joined us before as we mark new milestones in the fight against hiv and aids, and i'm honored that you could join us in commemorating world aids day, which was yesterday. this is a time for remembering the friends and loved ones that we lost, celebrating the extraordinary progress, thanks to people in the room that we've been able to make, and most importantly, recommitting ourselves to the mission that we share, which is achieving an aids-free generation. i e
to continue to lead. >> africa kicks off eight days of tributes to nelson mandela. dozens of world leaders including president obama and three of his predecessors will attend the service on tuesday. on sunday, millions taking part in a national day of prayer. >> lawmakers are due back in washington tuesday facing pressing matters before they leave town for the holidays. on their agenda, a massive defense bill and that farm bill with controversial food stamp cuts. the budget deal would avoid a government shutdown like we lived through back in october. brian moore is in washington and brian, a very big week for lawmakers on capitol hill. >> del, i have covered washington for a lot of years. this is getting to be a holiday tradition here, washington's injury own version of beat the clock. >> congress is scrambling to get work done just as most americans be getting ready to relax for the holidays. topping the agenda, ending the budget bite that led to the government put some down. >> negotiations are making progress, moving the right direction. they haven't closed the deal. >> both sides want
the president is campaigning but all the talk in the world may not make a difference. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. i mean, after all, one thing he can really do well is campaign. that's undeniable. he's one of the great campaigners in american history. he twice won the presidency. his trouble is he has a little bit of trouble governing. here he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly, and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but here he runs up against the wall. >> the perception is across the country is that so far it's been a joke and that's why the president yesterday started what will be a three-week push to get people to sign up. one of the problems is when they sign up, they sign up with an insurance company. the insurance company, the back end of the website, the so-called back end, mr. krauthammer referred to that last night, as the
... will power us all... into the future. ♪ >>> the obamas leave for south africa to join 50 world leaders to pay tribute to nelson mandela. george bush and his wife will join them aboard air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter are set to attend as well. it's a big test for africa's government as they plan the memorial. 94,000 people are expected at fnb stadium home to the world cup final in 2010. 100,000 more expected in the area at overflow sports centers while many details were worked out well in advance politico reporting the last minute logistics for the secret service are daunting. the president's security won't have control over access and there are concerns on everything from the motorcade route to his safety once inside. meanwhile, sunday marked an official day of prayer across south africa but in church the scene was as remember celebratory as it was mournful. and a week after the deadly commuter train wreck in new york, officials are upgrading signals on the curve where the crash occurred. new signals are expected to be up and running this morning. four people were killed last sun
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believe people will be watching the house of africa when we perform. >> reporter: this makeshift memorial outside of nelson mandela's former home in sweto is one of places where mourners have gathered. for a day of prayer. south africans of all races and religious backgrounds sang and praised for a man credited with united a country once bitterly divided. >> nelson mandela, this is a man who fought for me when i was not born yet. >> reporter: mandela's ex-wife winnie was among those attending the prayer services. now, anne-marie, these tributes still continue. there are children from a children's home. they
. hundreds paying tribute to the leader who inspired the world. greg alcove joins us with the latest. >> reporter: we've been following the passing of this icon, nelson mandela dead at 95, that has been brewing all through the night. here in the states, president obama acknowledging, like millions of people, that he owes a huge political debt to this man. here is what he said in his message to the nation. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> in the u.k., we just had a long -- which has had a long and sometimes difficult relationship with south africa and even nelson mandela, emotions@ pouring out as well. here's what david cameron had to say. >> one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> nowhere were the feelings stronger though than in south africa, his homeland. nelson mandela considered the father of modern multicultural south africa, the first elected black president of this country but affec
, and his humanity and in him, they love. >> reporter: the world held its breath for a moment, but then the tributes poured in. >> he let us understand we can change the world. >> he certainly had an impact on my life. >> reporter: president obama paid homage to a civil rights icon. >> let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the mark of the moral universe toward justice. >> reporter: queen elizabeth remembered his efforts. his legacy is the peaceful south africa we see today, she said. a glittering film premiere in london attended by the royal couple and two of mandela's daughters celebrated the movie of his life, "long walk to freedom." his death was announced as the credits rolled. >> extremely tragic news. we are just reminded what an extraordinary man he was. >> reporter: mandela will have a state funeral but it was his leading by example that helped so many. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with here on this earth. he no l
. >> such a father figure for everybody around the world. he had such influence. >> no doubt about it. look at the "washington post" and the headline, "the nation's healer is dead." first quote from president obama, "he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages." that is a powerful, true quote. another, "the prisoner who became president -- south africa's leader, a symbol of moral force." >> all of the things that he was, where he was iconic and legendary and he became such a big thing, the next headline from the "new york daily news" sums up what he was. it says, "nelson mandela," again "1918-2013, farewell, dear friend." and i think a lot of people were able to connect with him in such a way where they felt not only was he a massive man where they couldn't touch him but interconnected to our lives in a daily basis. >> the best of humanity right there. certainly will be missed and celebrated. we'll be right back. k. we'll be right back. lead paint poisoning affects one million children today. if you're pregnant or have young children and your home was built before 1978, you could be
world leaders will attend that as well. we know the white house hasn't given out all the details yet, but it's possible that president and mrs. obama will be there too. alex? >> okay, michelle kosinski. thank you. >>> the program that one member of congress called this morning the jetsons come to life. so what is that, that resembles a cartoon? >>> and the cast of "anchorman 2" join up with one direction. they sing one of the most maligned, perhaps unfairly songs of the '70s on "saturday night live." [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of
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